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Question: My baby has not poop since 48 hours. Tried massaging his belly. Also applied hing but he did not poop. Please tell me some remedies.
Answer: Hllo dear the baby who s depended on milk whether formula milk or breast milk and do 1 time poop in 10 day its also normal .give bf after 2 2 hours.try these remedies . Place your baby on his back in front of you. Lift up his legs and move them in a circular motion to mimic the motions of peddling a bicycle. The movement should help to release some abdominal pressure and get things going in the right direction.
With your baby on her back, place your hand on her belly button. Using a clockwise motion, massage your baby’s tummy in ever bigger circles. Follow your baby’s cues as to how much pressure to use. If she fusses or cries, you’re pressing too hard.
Question: My 3 month old baby has not slept since last night because of too much gas... He is passing gas but has discomfort before passing.... gave him colicaid , neopeptine , applied hing on his tummy but no relief.... plz help
Answer: Making your baby depend on medicines this early age isn't the perfect solution.You should rather try home remedies which will help develop his gut, as under developing digestive system is major cause of gas troubles in baby.
Below are the causes of gas trouble-
Incorrect Feeding Technique
A poor latch onto the breast or bottle results in too much air being swallowed at meal times.
Crying can cause your baby to swallow air, especially if he cries in hunger for a long period before a meal.
A newborn’s gut is continuing to develop after he is born. The gut may still be learning to process food, gas and stool effectively
Food Sensitivities and Allergies
Breastmilk contains traces of foods from the mother’s diet. Some babies may be sensitive to these traces of foods
Too Much Lactose
Breastmilk is often thought of as containing foremilk and hindmilk. The foremilk, which comes first, contains more of the sugars, lactose, while the following hindmilk is richer in fat. too much foremilk may result in a relative lactose overload. This may contribute to gas or fussiness in babies.
Overfeeding can cause problems if a baby’s tummy can’t cope with too much food at once.
Transient Lactase Deficiency (TLD)
A temporary inability to produce sufficient quantity of the enzyme “lactase”, essential for digestion of “lactose”
WORKING ON FEEDING TECHNIQUES CAN IMPROVE THE SITUATION
Feed Baby at an Angle: If breastfeeding, keep your baby’s head and neck elevated above his stomach while feeding. If he is bottle fed, feed in a vertical position and tip the bottle slightly so that air can rise to the top, while
milk / formula sink to completely cover the nipple
Burp During and After Feeding: Pediatricians suggest burping in the seated position as an initial option but you can also burp your infant by holding him upright or over the shoulder.
ALONGWITH IMPROVED FEDING TECHNIQUES THESE PHYSICAL THERAPIES HELP FURTHER
Tummy Time: Let your baby spend time on his tummy while he is awake and you are observing. Gravity’s gentle pressure can help push out trapped gas.
Tummy Massage: While your baby is laying on his back, gently rub baby’s tummy in a clockwise motion and then pull your hands down the curve of baby’s belly.
Bicycling Baby’s Legs: While your baby is laying face-up, slowly pump both legs back and forth as if riding a bicycle. The gentle circular motion creates movement in the intestines, which can help loosen trapped gas.
Question: My baby earlier used to poop in regular intervals however after his 2nd vaccination in 1.5 months he hasn't pooped for last 3 days..is this normal?
Answer: Hello! It is normal if the baby does not passses motion for 3 days. There is no connection with the vaccine though.
If the baby is on breastmilk then passing stool once in 10 days and if on formula then passing once in 3 days is common.
Question: My baby has not pooped for 3 days but is passing smelly gas. Pls advice what to do. He is completely on breastmilk
Answer: Hello! You need not worry. Even passing of smelly gas is normal since the baby is on breastmilk. A baby on breastmilk can pass stool once in 10 days, there is nothing to worry about it.